Shakou Barrington

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$30 and under
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Asian
Shakou Barrington, one of the Top 10 Asian Eateries in Chicago, brings you a trendy modern Asian cuisine restaurant featuring a “city vibe” in the suburbs atmosphere. You do not want to miss the succulence, style and sophistication of the dining experience at Shakou. The incredibly talented Shakou chefs have mastered the art of producing the menu’s tasteful innovations that offer something for everyone, including vegetarian and gluten free diners! The quality and freshness of every ingredient that goes into the Shakou Signature menu items is unparalleled in the industry. Shakou’s menu will satisfy sushi connoisseurs and novices alike. For the land-lover, Shakou offers contemporary versions of some Asian classics including Teriyaki, Tempura and Katsu. From the impressive wine and cocktail list to the diverse dining and delectable dessert options, everyone will be amazed with the dining experience at Shakou! Call to book today!
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NL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, ambience and service were excellent! I truly enjoyed everything and look forward to returning when the weather gets warm again.

BT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was almost too loud. Although we made our reservation that same day and I understand it was a busy day, it was not appealing to be the first table in the door next to the hostess stand. Maybe that was the only available table at the time, but if we were given the choice we probably would have waited a few minutes to have a better location.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Music in foreground rather than background making conversation difficult

K
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never had a bad experience at our Barrington Shakou. Our server was Adam and he was pleasant and attentive. We continue to support this great restaurant.

WF
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Last weekend, my husband and I went to Shakou in Naperville and we really liked it. This weekend, I was out with a girlfriend and we went to the one in Barrington. The service, ambient, cocktails, and food was once again outstanding. I am a fan of Shakou and really appreciate the consistency of both of these locations.

w
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, good service, good atmosphere. I will eat here again!

CC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Sushi was way over priced for the quality. Not much flavor. Drinks were delicious and decor is great! Would not return only due to pricing and quality of sushi.

S
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Good but got the wrong bottle of wine and once we figured it out there was some uncomfortable moments but in the end it all was good.

K
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was particularly awesome and we really enjoyed the evening thanks to the delicious food and great service!

PL
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 2

WE loved the food--it was excellent and delicious and our wait staff was very attentive. But the noise level was terribly loud and it was hard for us to have a conversation. It was too bad because I took my best friend out to dinner to celebrate her birthday and while we enjoyed the meal, the noise level made it a less than pleasant experience.

DO
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Barrington Shakou delivered an all around great dining experience. The service was markedly better than Arlington Heights.

CS
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great date night place, excellent food and atmosphere.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dining on the patio was wonderful!

M
Naples
91 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food....great service....best sushi in all of Chicagoland

OT
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Roof top dinner was romantic. Will definitely return.

L
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner on patio upstairs with family. Always great food!

BG
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Sat outside but storm had us go inside. Upstairs was loud moved to downstairs. Took 20 minutes for someone to wait on us. Carried a little attitude but smoothed out as evening went on

S
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful night on the roof patio

AV
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food. The service was fabulous. Our server was very attentive. He knew it was my husbands birthday and brought him a complimentary dessert. We would definitely go back.

As far as the portions go, we were very impressed. They were much larger than we expected.

TH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 1

Horrible run by management. Our waitress and the bartender were fantastic, however this particular location is poorly run and will not return.

TD
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

Very busy, but not every table was full at 7:30pm on a Sat. night. Great looking place and reliably good dishes and Sushi.

Had dinner at the bar. Very slow food delivery and spotty service, but great effort by the overwhelmed single bartender and her assistant. Clearly understaffed. If you go patience or a few drinks will be required.

Shakou Barrington
Responded on September 8, 2019

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Drink’s and sushi. Waitress was very friendly and helpful

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great experience as always. Only issue is we had a reservation but had to wait about 45min for a table. Service and food were great.

J
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

They focus on the food and not on the decor or comfort. I felt like we were sitting in a cardboard booth. There were no cushions on the seat or back. The back of the seat was so flimsy it moved back and forth with every movement from us or the people behind us. HORRIBLE! Almost didn't feel like real furniture.

JL
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent shirt ribs with veggies. New appetizer options were awesome. Excellent service.

SG
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food. We miss the St. Charles location.

P
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect night on the terrace. Our server Zack was great! Suggested items on the menu, was quick to refill drinks and super nice.

Shakou Barrington
Responded on September 5, 2019

Thank you for the 5 Star Review and for sharing your #ShakouExperience! #ExperienceShakou

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EG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food great service ! The outdoor rooftop is amazing!

Shakou Barrington
Responded on September 5, 2019

Thank you for the 5 Star Review and for sharing your #ShakouExperience! #ExperienceShakou

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PN
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always satisfied and can count on always having fresh fish

Shakou Barrington
Responded on September 5, 2019

Thank you for the 5 Star Review and for sharing your #ShakouExperience! #ExperienceShakou

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OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Horrible service and horrible bar tender. Messed up our drink order several times, waitress was rarely seen and screwed the order up.

Shakou Barrington
Responded on September 5, 2019

Thank you for your feedback; it only helps us get better.

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J
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

The booth we sat in felt like cardboard...no cushion on the seat at all, very uncomfortable. The back of the booth also felt like cardboard and bounced back and forth with the people behind us like it was not anchored to anything. Horrible. The service was slow and found out the kitchen was backed up. The result was our food was just ok...not what our first experience was at all. I have to say they lack tremendously on comfortability. Everything is cold hard and uncomfortable.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Going away dinner

c
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Celebrating a family anniversary. Service was excellent.

Shakou Barrington
Responded on September 5, 2019

Thank you for the 4 Star Review! #ExperienceShakou

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l
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I personally always enjoy eating there.

Shakou Barrington
Responded on September 5, 2019

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E
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

The bathrooms were super dirty! And we were sitting so close to a family with kids who kept trying to go out into the rooftop and kept bumping into me!

Shakou Barrington
Responded on September 5, 2019

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CR
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food was delicious, but not a great value. Drinks were expensive. Noise level was distracting (too loud because there is nothing to absorb the sound). Great service.

Shakou Barrington
Responded on September 5, 2019

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OT
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service! Had a table on the roof
Deck...perfect weather and wonderful ambiance. Highly recommend!

Shakou Barrington
Responded on September 5, 2019

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Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service.

Shakou Barrington
Responded on September 5, 2019

Thank you for the 5 Star Review! #ExperienceShakou

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M
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoy dining here and this particular evening we sat outside on the second floor. It was a beautiful evening and the service was excellent. There were three of us and we each had something different. All agreed the food was very delicious and presented very well. Truly, an outstanding place to dine.

Shakou Barrington
Responded on September 5, 2019

Thank you for the 5 Star Review and for sharing your #ShakouExperience! #ExperienceShakou

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and drinks are great and the service is always excellent. One of my favorite places to eat.

Shakou Barrington
Responded on August 23, 2019

Thank you for the 5 Star Review and for sharing your #ShakouExperience! #ExperienceShakou

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